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BC-CT--Connecticut News Digest 1:30 pm, CT

January 28, 2019

Editors, news directors:

Good afternoon. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and can be directed to Mike Melia at 860-246-6876 or mmelia@ap.org.

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TOP STORIES:

TWO FOUND DEAD

Police have found two people dead inside a Connecticut home. Montville police responded to a home in town just before 5 a.m. Monday where they found two people dead. SENT: 130 words. UPCOMING: 250 words.

NBC-SKY SPORTS NEWS

Britain’s Sky Sports News is returning to U.S. television this week for a transfer-deadline show on the NBC Sports Network. NBCSN will simulcast SSN’s deadline show in London from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. EST on Thursday. It will then follow with three hours of its own coverage from its studio in Stamford, Connecticut, with host Rebecca Lowe and analysts Robbie Earle, Kyle Martino and Robbie Mustoe. SENT: 370 words.

IN BRIEF:

_ GAS STATION SHOOTING: Police have made an arrest in connection with a fatal weekend shooting in Bridgeport. The Connecticut Post reports that a 50-year-old man was struck by gunfire in front of a Reservoir Avenue gas station just after 9 a.m. Sunday. SENT.

_ PEDESTRIAN KILLED: Police in Connecticut are investigating a fatal pedestrian hit-and-run crash over the weekend. SENT.

_ RIGHT WHALE PROTECTION: The federal government says there is a large aggregation of an endangered species of whale south of Nantucket, and mariners should avoid it for the safety of the animals. SENT.

SPORTS:

NETS-CELTICS

The Brooklyn Nets visit the Boston Celtics. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.

KNICKS-HORNETS

The New York Knicks visit the Charlotte Hornets. UPCOMING: 600 words, photos. Game starts at 7 p.m.

SUPER BOWL-MEDIA NIGHT

Will Tom Brady be greeted by a “bride” in a wedding dress? Will Sean McVay be questioned by a 9-year-old? It’s the NFL’s Media Night and first availability for the Patriots and Rams, and anything seems possible. Rams session begins at 7 p.m., Patriots session begins at 9 p.m. With photos.

With: SUPER BOWL-THE LATEST

RAMS SUPER BOWL HOME

The Los Angeles Rams are the home team in Sunday’s Super Bowl 53, and they are using the home team Atlanta Falcons’ practice facility in Flowery Branch. The Falcons are providing a clean locker room and meeting rooms for the Rams’ one-week stay. By Charles Odum. UPCOMING: 500 words, file photos by 9 a.m.

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